Texas Emergency Management Online newsletter TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  online       2013 Vol. 60 No. 10

W. Nim Kidd MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF

Nationwide, October marks the beginning of flu season. In Texas, flu season is at its worst between December and February, but the unpredictable disease can strike at any time.

Read More
Humble ISD Logo CHIEF KIDD TOURS HUMBLE ISD EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

On September 10th, Chief Nim Kidd along with State Coordinator Jay Hall (Region 2) and District Coordinator Jenniffier Hawes (DDC 16) toured the new Humble ISD Emergency Operations Center. The new building houses the Humble Independent School District (ISD) Safe & Secure Schools as well as the Humble ISD Police Department.

Read More
Rio Grande Valley Regional Urban Search and Rescue Task Force RIO GRANDE VALLEY REGIONAL URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TASK FORCE FORMING

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council held a kickoff meeting on August 22, 2013 to announce to police and fire chiefs from departments across the area that Texas Task Force One (TX-TF1) is developing a new Type 3 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) team to be based in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

Read More
Texas Emergency Management and State Operations Center History Part II: Construction TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND STATE OPERATIONS CENTER HISTORY PART II

In Part I of the history of the State Operations Center, we introduced you to the original Texas Emergency Operations Center, which opened in 1964. Since then, the SOC has been continually updated and has undergone two major renovations. Part II gives you a glimpse of the first renovation and expansion and what the SOC looked like through the 1990s.

Read More
Briefs, Tips and Links TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BRIEFS, TIPS AND LINKS

Find more information on events and resources for the emergency management community.

Read More



Texas Emergency Management Online is a free publication of the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Articles in the e-newsletter may be reprinted with credit. Articles do not represent the official view of the Texas Division of Emergency Management.



Texas Division of Emergency Management
Texas Department of Public Safety
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773
Phone: (512) 424-2138   Fax: (512) 424-2444
www.txdps.state.tx.us/DEM